Solutions-Based Informatics Professional Services Overview

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) which replaces the obligations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will enter into force on July 1, 2020. NAFTA will continue to apply to procurements commenced prior to CUSMA’s effective date of July 1, 2020, until those procurements are complete. With respect to the methods of supply, NAFTA will be replaced by the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA).

Please note that Treasury Board has recently amended the Contracting Policy to increase some of the contracting delegations of the Policy for goods, services and other procurement commodities. Below are some of the changes that will affect the SBIPS and TBIPS methods of supply:

Please be reminded that the Contracting Officer awarding and signing any resulting call-up and/or contract must hold the appropriate Delegated Contracting Authority for such amount. As always, these amounts include all applicable taxes, travel/living expenses and amendments.


Solutions-Based Informatics Professional Services (SBIPS) is a method of supply comprising of services and, in certain situations, essential goods, whereby a supplier defines and provides a solution to a requirement, manages the overall requirement, phase or project and accepts responsibility for the outcome.

For businesses

  1. Login to Supplier Module
  2. Contact Acquisitions—Contract Information
  3. SBIPS Supply Arrangement
  4. Domains of Expertise
  5. Ongoing Opportunity to Qualify (Quarterly Refresh)
  6. Finding opportunities:
  7. Centralized Professional Services ePortal / Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal

For government

  1. Login to Client (Search) Module
  2. Contact Acquisitions—Contract Information
  3. SBIPS Supply Arrangement
  4. Domains of Expertise
  5. Templates
  6. Contracting with Former Public Servants under a Standing Offer or a Supply Arrangement
  7. Finding Professional Services:
    • Goods and Services—For all Professional Services available through Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
  8. Centralized Professional Services ePortal / Centralized Professional Services System (CPSS) ePortal
  9. Considering accessibility criteria in procurement—justification form
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